• To bombard, as with missiles.
  • To throw; to use as a missile.
  • To rain or hail heavily.
  • To beat or hit, especially repeatedly.
  • To move rapidly, especially in or on a conveyance.
  • To throw out words.


  • A blow or stroke from something thrown.


  • From Middle English pelt, from Old French pelette, diminutive of pel, from Latin pellis. Alternatively a contraction of peltry from the same Old French and Latin roots.
  • Norwegian pels, Norwegian belte
  • From Middle English pelten, pilten, pulten, perhaps from Old English *pyltan.

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